This Isn't the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You

This Isn't the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You


Book - 2012
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A collection of short stories that explores life in Eastern England, where a man builds a treehouse in preparation for a flood, a boy sets fire to a barn, and itinerant laborers sit by a lake while fighter-planes fly overhead.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2012.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781596913493
Branch Call Number: MCG
Characteristics: viii, 262 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm


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May 02, 2012

Brilliant once again, though kind of contemporary, which could be a problem if you don't like that sort of thing. For instance, a few of his short stories are only a few sentences long, or sometimes even only one sentence, and the last short story is just a list of places (presumably all in England).

Also, the author has posted a reader enrichment on his website, a google-map of all the places these stories take place in, as well as some photos, for some of them.

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